Jeremiah Wind Farm, Gundagai, NSW

The proposed Jeremiah Wind Farm is located on Wiradjuri Country, around 25km east of Gundagai, NSW, within the Cootamundra-Gundagai Regional Council area. The proposed wind project currently comprises 65 wind turbines and battery energy storage.

Key Project Info

Planning

The Project received Secretary's Environmental Assessment Requirements (SEARS) ON 23 September 2021.

Local Government Area

Cootamundra Gundagai Regional Council

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400MW
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Project Timeline

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Project identification and site selection

Identification and site selection is based on an analysis of opportunities and constraints including (but not limited to): distance to the electricity grid, wind resource and population density of the surrounding community. Our team then undertake a number of site visits and consultation with landowners in the area.

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Project feasibility and community engagement

Site-specific investigations are undertaken to assess the impacts and opportunities of the project and feedback is sought from the local community.

Current Stage
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Development Application and Environmental Impact Statement

A Development Application is made and an EIS prepared which involves a wide range of studies to address stakeholder feedback received to date and to consider the potential environmental and social impacts of the project.

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Public exhibition and Submissions Report

The EIS is placed on public exhibition through the NSW Department of Planning and Environment. Interested members of the public are invited to have their say during the exhibition period by way of formal submissions. A Submissions Report is then prepared, which aims to respond to the submissions received.

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Assessment and development consent

The project documents are assessed by the relevant government authorities. If determined, Development Consent is granted alongside a range of conditions specific to the project.

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Step 6/13

Post approval, contracting and financing

A lead contractor(s) to build the project is appointed and all pre-construction approvals and consents are finalised. During this phase, the lead contractor(s) is provided with a list of local businesses that have registered their interest and capabilities through the project website.

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Procurement

During this phase our lead contractor(s) seek tenders and engage contractors and suppliers to undertake the scope of the works. Orders are then placed for major components such as the wind turbines.

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Step 8/13

Early works and design

Initial site activities commence, such as minor clearing and provision of access roads along with establishing a site construction compound. Off-site detailed design works commences in parallel.

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Major civil works

During this phase of the construction the bulk of the civil works takes place. This includes the construction of new internal access roads, excavation and construction of the turbine foundations, installation of the internal electrical reticulation system, construction of the high voltage substation and main transmission line network.

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Step 10/13

Wind turbine erection

This is where the visual aspect of the wind farm starts to emerge, with large cranes lifting the tower sections, nacelle, hub and blades into place.

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Step 11/13

Commissioning

In order to export power to the grid, each turbine is required to undergo several performance tests. It is during this stage that you will start to see turbines spinning and ultimately the whole of the wind farm complete.

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Operations

The project is operating in accordance with relevant approval conditions and management plans. Compliance with conditions of approval and management plans is monitored as required throughout the life of the project.

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Step 13/13

Decommissioning

The design life of the wind turbines will be at least 30 years. At the end of their useful life, the wind turbines and electrical equipment will be either replaced and the wind farm repowered, or the project will be decommissioned, and the site returned to its original use at the expense of the project.

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Accommodation register

We are compiling a register of local accommodation opportunities that are available, or will become available, during the development, construction and operation of the wind farm.

Accommodation could be used for short-term stays, for example when environmental studies are being carried out by consultants during development, and for longer-term stays such as during construction.

Jeremiah Wind Farm is expected to support up to 250 jobs during construction, as well as 12 ongoing jobs during operations.

Community

Squadron Energy takes pride in our long-standing relationship with the community that hosts the Jeremiah Wind Farm. Our approach to engaging with the local community is both genuine and lasting.

We develop, operate, and own our renewable energy projects. This gives us unrivalled experience through the entire project life and provides us with a deep-founded respect for people, communities and the environment in which we operate. We work together with communities on opportunities for our projects to enhance the economic and social development of the region.

We welcome your contact and feedback should you have any questions or concerns about the proposed Jeremiah Wind Farm.

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Community benefit sharing and sponsorships

We share the benefits of our projects by supporting communities over the long term. We do this through a range of opportunities such as community benefits funds, voluntary planning agreements, community sponsorship and grant initiatives.

We recognise that each community is different, and we aim to tailor benefits at each project and make positive lasting contribution to each region.

Each of our projects has a community sponsorship program, which provides funds or in-kind support to community organisations and events in the local project area.

Key areas for the program include:

  • Education and training initiatives
  • Community development programs
  • Health and wellbeing
  • Environmental initiatives

Applications are open for community sponsorship. Please contact the relevant Project Manager for the project in your local area for more information. Download and complete the Community Sponsorship Application and forward with any relevant documentation to info@squadronenergy.com.

Community Sponsorship Guidelines & Application Form

Alternatively, you can complete and submit the form online via the link below.

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Local contractors and service providers are encouraged to register their interest for supplying goods and services

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About Squadron Energy

Squadron Energy is Australia’s leading renewable energy company, investor, developer and operator. We have 1.1 gigawatts (GW) of renewable energy in operation and an Australian development pipeline of 20GW. Australia has a once-in-a-generation opportunity to position itself as a global leader in green energy. Squadron Energy is working hard to make this a reality by developing the high impact and complex projects that will support rapid decarbonisation.


Contact

Project Manager

Jessica Petersen
Email: info@jeremiahwindfarm.com.au
Tel: 0482 097 449

Mailing Address

PO Box 1708, Newcastle, NSW 2300

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